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By Anonym 14 Sep

Natalie Portman

I was really into dancing, taking six classes a week, and my real dream was to be in a Broadway show.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Natalie Portman

I'm very interested in people who seem very negative and nasty and to go inside their world and see why they get that way. It makes you a little more sympathetic to them, even though I really don't want to be around those people.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Natalie Portman

Obviously, in a friendship there are always things, good and bad, that go on between people. You can't take away what's already happened. And if it's something that's really terrible, I think you have to forget about the friendship.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Natalie Portman

Normally I can't watch myself at all, and watching myself makes me cringe, and I cover my face, and it's very hard to watch.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Natalie Portman

My father has a general rule. He says if I haven't done it in real life I shouldn't do it on-screen.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Natalie Portman

If you're a person and care about other people - I don't think I have any sort of special understanding or anything, I think any feeling person would experience similar things if given the same opportunities to see the things I've been lucky enough to see and meet the people I've been lucky enough to meet.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Natalie Portman

Smart women love smart men more than smart men love smart women.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Natalie Portman

I honestly don't even really want to think about it; I'd rather focus on how wonderful she is. Hillary Clinton is such a formidable candidate. I think we're lucky to have someone as smart and capable and strong as she is wanting to be our president.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Natalie Portman

The good news is we have the technology and the tools to alleviate poverty on a global scale. All that is standing in our way is education and will.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Natalie Portman

I think the New York Public Library is so, so amazing. It's literally the coolest place - It's good shelter from the sun and it's the most beautiful building. It's really, really fun.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Natalie Portman

As I look back on it, I'm glad that I had this false image. I was who everyone else - my parents, my friends, society - wanted me to be. I was a pleaser, someone who wanted to make everyone happy, to not let anyone down. Now, I'm not like that.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Natalie Portman

Jasmine is just the most delicate and beautiful scent.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Natalie Portman

Hillary Clinton has a real history of uniting people, of being able to work with both Republicans and Democrats, of trying to fight for people's equal rights. Whereas we really see the polar opposite in her opponent.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Natalie Portman

I'm afraid of everything. But maybe when you're afraid of everything, it sort of seems like you're scared of nothing.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Natalie Portman

When I was in nursery school, the teachers asked me, y'know, 'What does your dad do for a living?' So I said 'He helps women get pregnant!' They called my mom and they were like, 'What exactly does your husband do?'

By Anonym 14 Sep

Natalie Portman

Sometimes people's reactions tell more about themselves.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Natalie Portman

I've dealt with a few method actors, and I don't know if should say this, but I think it's a bunch of nonsense. I think it's film acting and you just have to be on when the camera is rolling.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Natalie Portman

I had danced when I was younger, until I was about 12, and I always idealized it, as most young girls do, as the most beautiful art. It's an expression without words.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Natalie Portman

It's a big honour to have people be excited about a movie that you make. That's the one thing that you want.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Natalie Portman

It really wasn't my thing. It still isn't my thing, the whole science-fiction action thing. I prefer simpler, character-based movies.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Natalie Portman

I'm tough on myself in terms of the standards I want to live up to, but that's also part of my pleasure: Knowing you are being your fullest self. Being your fullest self is a lot of work.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Natalie Portman

I think that's the real shame: We spent the last 48 hours talking about these disgusting, disgusting comments and disgusting behavior instead of talking about hurricane relief or what's going on in Flint, Michigan. It's just appalling to have to be dealing with such nonsense and such disgusting, you know, criminal speech.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Natalie Portman

I honestly don't even really want to think about it [if Donald Trump wins]; I'd rather focus on how wonderful Hillary Clinton is.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Natalie Portman

Sure. I've never dated a woman of anything like that, But, I mean, I think it's much more the person that you fall in love with – and why would you close yourself off to fifty percent of the people?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Natalie Portman

Why are they making rules that say my lover can stay in the United States if they're foreign or share my health care benefits because I'm straight - but if you're gay, you can't have that?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Natalie Portman

When a guy tells me I'm cute, it's not something desirable. Cute is more like what you want your pet to be.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Natalie Portman

I read every biography [of Jackie Kennedy] I could get my hands on.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Natalie Portman

Well, right now, I'm very fascinated with 1920s Berlin. I mean, probably the more interesting thing would be to go to the beginning of civilization or precivilization - like polytheistic times. It would be interesting to see what came before modern religion and culture - what circumstances created the environment or the need for it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Natalie Portman

Obviously it's much easier to say that you're going to follow your passions when you're financially secure, but at least we can take solace in the fact that we now have the time to pursue the things that we really want to pursue because now the option of doing things just for the money isn't necessarily there.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Natalie Portman

Hillary Clinton wants to push for equal pay and for paid family leave and for better and cheaper childcare.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Natalie Portman

People think the film industry is going to corrupt me, but I feel like it's kept me more innocent, in a way. I wasn't really home when my friends were trying pot for the first time. I was always around adults who wouldn't smoke or curse or do anything like that around me. I don't do things that are dangerous to myself. I don't want to hurt myself

By Anonym 14 Sep

Natalie Portman

Some relationships aren't true relationships. And it's usually when the other person does something really terrible that you realize it. And that's when it's time to move on.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Natalie Portman

I think you always need to be able to relate to your characters, but that doesn't necessarily mean...you have to understand why they do what they do, but you don't actually have to be like that yourself.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Natalie Portman

I've been really, lucky and sometimes you think, 'Why? How did this happen to me - what did I do to deserve this?' And you realize how much it's just luck. And then you see that there's a lot of people who are not as lucky as you are, and I want to like share that luck, you know?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Natalie Portman

I was really excited to get to shave my head - it's something I'd wanted to do for a while and now I had a good excuse. It was nice to shed that level of vanity.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Natalie Portman

We live in a violent world, but since the success of films like Pulp Fiction, it seems every movie has some violence in it, and it's now being used as a form of comedy: audiences are now being encouraged to laugh when people get their heads blown off. I just don't like hearing people laugh at violence.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Natalie Portman

My response was that more than half of Israelis are of Sephardic origin. Many of these Jews come from Arab lands and share the same physical skin color.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Natalie Portman

I think that we, women, are so often defined by who our husbands are and what our husbands do. And it's time for that to end.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Natalie Portman

I think people who aren't in film experience that when they hear their voice on an answering machine or something.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Natalie Portman

You know, I get much more Jewish in Israel because I like the way that religion is done there.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Natalie Portman

I've wanted to be an astronaut, a doctor, a vet - these are things I've said in interviews. Before that, I wanted to be a mermaid and a fairy.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Natalie Portman

I've stood up to producers before, and even a director. I saw them being abusive. A lot of people on the set are scared to say stuff when they're not being treated right.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Natalie Portman

I was like a total cliched '80s child. I had Barbies, obviously, as well as My Little Ponies and Cabbage Patch Kids, but I used to destroy them. I used to draw all over their faces and cut off their hair.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Natalie Portman

Hillary Clinton has really strong plans, in terms of the economy, extending health care even further, making education more affordable, making smart gun law changes to prevent the kind of disasters we've been seeing on a daily basis.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Natalie Portman

The more money a woman has, the more educated she is, and the more educated she is, the more she knows about how to prevent pregnancy, and also has more reproductive control - she feels a greater ability to say no to a man when she doesn't have to depend on him for money.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Natalie Portman

Everyone has to find what is right for them, and it is different for everyone. Eating for me is how you proclaim your beliefs three times a day. That is why all religions have rules about eating. Three times a day, I remind myself that I value life and do not want to cause pain to or kill other living beings. That is why I eat the way I do.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Natalie Portman

I'm going to college. I don't care if it ruins my career. I'd rather be smart than a movie star.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Natalie Portman

I also feel I'm a positive role model by not putting my education on hold.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Natalie Portman

I was definitely different from the other kids... I was more ambitious. I knew what I liked and what I wanted, and I worked really hard. I was a very serious kid.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Natalie Portman

Lying is the most fun a woman can have without taking her clothes off.